Splitting & Alignment

Select, Scan & Align

(for Embird 2008 / Studio V5 and above)

Would you like to embroider designs on ready-made garments but you have wondered how you could place them in the right place on the garment easily?

Have you thought about adding embroidery to cut out pattern pieces before you have stitched them and wondered how you could get accurate placement?

In this Select, Scan and Align lesson Carolyn shows you how to add embroidery to a pattern piece or a ready-made garment yourself using a little bit of ingenuity and without having to purchase any other software program – other than Embird or Studio – in order to do it.

Follow along with Carolyn as she takes you through her method. As long as you are able to scan pattern pieces or actual garments pieces and you have Embird or Embird Studio and a graphics program such as Paint Shop Pro or similar you will be able to use this lesson.

Carolyn shows you two ways to do this lesson: one in Embird Studio combined with Embird Editor; and the other way is for those that don’t own Embird Studio. So if you only own Embird Editor you will still be able to complete this lesson. You will end up with garments that you’ll be proud to own. When Carolyn finished her blouse that she made for this lesson the comments that she received were “Oh that is so pretty!”.

Now, you can create your own garments using this method with the help of this easy to follow, 28 page tutorial. It is for anyone with either Embird Basic (Manager and Editor) or Embird Studio as Carolyn shows how to have the same result whether you own Studio, Embird or both!

$15.95 

Splitting & Re-joining Designs

(for Embird 2004 & above)

Carolyn Keber includes Splitting and Rejoining lessons in her full Embird 2010 Tutorial. IF you dont own that, you can learn how to split and rejoin designs in this mini tutorial made with Embird 2004.

There are currently many beautiful embroidery designs available that will not fit into the hoops for our embroidery machines.

Using Embird Editor you can easily and accurately split these designs, line them back up, and sew them out in a hoop that was previously considered too small.

This tutorial walks you step-by-step through 2 methods for doing this.

It contains lots of pictures and a beautiful large floral design which you use as an example in the tutorial. This design has been kindly donated by Heather Beckett of Birdhouse Cottage Crafts.

$15.95  

 

 

 

Using Overlap Hoops

Splitting for the Overlap Hoop or Janome Giga Hoop

(for Embird Editor)

Do you own the Gigahoop or Overlap Hoop or perhaps a large hoop that needs the design split and re-joined at the machine – such as a Pfaff hoop? Do you need help with splitting for that hoop?
Have you ever had problems with alignment at the machine with your hoop?

The Overlap and Gigahoops have been known to cause embroiderers a few heartaches at their machine as some have found that they have small gaps where their split design should re-join at the machine.

Carolyn, with the help of her friend Bryden, has come up with a solution to this problem that will hopefully solve this problem.

In this 50 page tutorial, follow along with Carolyn as she takes you through splitting using the Janome Gigahoop as an example, and then shows you how to align the design at the machine.

Carolyn shows you two different methods of getting a good alignment.

By the end of the tutorial you should feel confident enough to try your hand at splitting your own designs and stitching them out knowing that they will align nicely.

The lesson is filled with great information, photos and tips for splitting as well as aligning the design at your machine.

While this lesson is written using the Janome Gigahoop as an example, anyone with an Overlap hoop will also find this lesson very helpful.

It shows you how to split and then re-align at the machine even when you have previously had problems aligning your designs.

Included with the tutorial are two lovely embroidery designs (as pictured above), generously supplied for your use by Ace Points Embroidery.

$32.95  

Guide to Setting up and Using the Husqvarna Ghia Hoop

(for Embird Editor)

In this tutorial Carolyn shows you how to put the Ghia Hoop (for Husqvarna Machines) together along with the support tables for the hoop.

Once set up she shows you how to mark the hoop positions so that you get correct placements for your designs.

In Embird Editor Carolyn shows you how to use this hoop and how to save the designs.

Once the designs are ready for the machine Carolyn takes you through stitching them out. Follow along with Carolyn as she helps you through the GHIA hoop.

Although this tutorial was written using the Super Long GHIA as an example, the same principles apply to the vast majority of GHIA hoops.

So if you have ever needed guidance with a GHIA hoop then this tutorial will help you.

$15.00  

Insert Alignment Marks for Husqvarna Designer 1 Endless Hoop

(for Embird 2004 & above)

Here is a written tutorial and video for the Husqvarna Endless Hoop. You can create endless embroideries very simply and easily with this hoop. Following this tutorial, you will not need any special software other then Embird and Husqvarna Disk Manager to be able to create the continuous borders.

The machines that use this hoop are the Husqvarna Designer 1 and Designer 2 and they must have been updated with the free update from the Husqvarna web-site before they can use this hoop. The Endless hoop is available from your local Husqvarna dealer.

Inserting Alignment Stitches Video

This video which accompanies the tutorial will help you understand the theory and inserting of alignment stitches. It is included with the above tutorial and shows the alignment stitches only. You need to have read the Endless Hoop Tutorial first, as this video only demonstrates one feature of the lesson.

$12.95  

Splitting for Overlap Hoops

(for Embird 2004 & above)
A free tutorial for newsletter subscribers from My Secrets.

In this lesson Carolyn shows you to to split designs from within Embird, to be used for Overlap Hoops.

The hoop used in this example is the Brother Overlap hoop 100×172 but any overlap hoop can be used by applying the same principles in this lesson.

$9.95  

Redwork & Outlines

Auto Outlining in Studio 

(for Embird Studio V6 & above)

Auto Outlining in Embird Studio is a 5 minute video created by Carolyn which shows you how to use the Auto Outlining command in Studio. This video shows you how quick and easy it is to create an auto outline and how to edit it. In the video Carolyn shows you how to turn the auto-outline into a Redwork outline and also what changes to make as you work it.

This video will download in .mp3 format and play on your computer. You can then easily watch and listen to Carolyn as she shows you how to use Embird Studio. Be sure to test the FREE Video before you purchase this to ensure you can play .mp3s on your computer.

$7.00  

Creating Stippling and Outline Designs

(for Studio V5 & above)

In this lesson, Carolyn takes you through creating your own stippling in Embird Studio using the Freehand Tool.

Follow along with Carolyn in her usual easy manner and by the end of the lesson you will be confident to create your own stipple designs. These designs can then be used for quilting, home decoration and on garments.

In the second lesson Carolyn shows you how to add an embroidery design – which is included for your personal use in the lesson due to the generosity of Ace Points Embroidery – and then create your stippling around the design.

Embird Studio does have a Motif stitch for stippling, but as it is created in a line form it is not always suitable for the stippled projects that we like to create.

True stippling meanders throughout a design. You will be thrilled at how simple it is to create a stippling pattern which can be used over and over again and then re-sized and changed to suit any project that you decide to create.

Using another method, Carolyn will show you how to create an automatic outline for stippling or outline images. You’ll be amazed at what you can do and this should open up lots of design opportunities for you. You will always look at outline images in a different light.

Included with the lesson is the beautiful Ace Points Embroidery posy design, an image file to use for your stippling practice, plus 3 free bonus Stippling files.

$21.95 

Redwork Made Easy

(for Embird Studio V5 & above)

This fabulous 25 page tutorial shows three different ways to do Redwork, what stitches to use, what settings to use and how to get the Arrange Outline Parts command to work nicely with the Redwork. It’s an easy to follow lesson which will have you creating your own Redwork within no time at all. It also includes a video which demonstrates the Arrange Outline Parts command – for those that like to “see” how to do it.

The Redwork Made Easy download file includes:

  • Full color tutorial in pdf format on creating Redwork using Embird Studio
  • Four minute video demonstrating the Arrange Outline Parts command
  • Two example designs in both of and jpg formatsATC
$23.95 

Creating Mono-Color Designs

(for Studio V5 & above)
Tutorial by Carolyn Keber.

This tutorial teaches you how to create a very pretty single colored design , such as the Monogram shown above – with a variety of fills and outline styles that will turn out an embroidery design suitable for use on linen, clothing, towels, and much more.

Carolyn, in her usual easy to follow step by step manner, shows you how to plan and then create the design using the Embird Studio tools.

This design will not only look beautiful when finished but will stitch out without any jump stitches or trims. Work along with Carolyn as she shows, with lots of screen shots, how to create this very pretty design. This tutorial of over 40 pages will give you the confidence to dive in and create lots more designs in a similar manner. Why pay high end prices for beautiful embroidered linen and garments when you can create your own?

This design will not only look beautiful when finished but will stitch out without any jump stitches or trims. Work along with Carolyn as she shows, with lots of screen shots, how to create this very pretty design. This tutorial of over 40 pages will give you the confidence to dive in and create lots more designs in a similar manner. Why pay high end prices for beautiful embroidered linen and garments when you can create your own?

$21.95  

The Outline Tool

(for Studio V4 & above)
A free tutorial for newsletter subscribers from My Secrets.

Learn how to use the outline tool and change the parameters or stitch settings to different selections to create different effects.

The outline tool in Studio is very versatile and has a number of options available to it. Carolyn will guide you through this, to make your own Love Doves.

$11.95 

 

Satin Stitch & Fills

Using Wide Satin Stitch

(for Studio V5 & above)

In this tutorial Carolyn takes you through a lesson on using the Wide Satin Stitch feature in Embird Studio.

The wide satin stitch setting was released in the Embird Studio Version 5 and is a great alternative to regular satin stitch when you are creating large fill areas that require satin stitch but the areas are too large for regular satin stitch.

Follow along with Carolyn in this lesson and try out this new feature. You will be able to apply it to all sorts of designs – not only lettering, but to any fill area.

Watch the video and see how Carolyn uses wide satin stitch and then refer to the written notes that accompany the video.  The video can even be downloaded and played on your iPod Touch (if you have one)!

$11.95 

Using the Trace Tool

(for Studio V5 & above)
Included as part of the full Step by Step Guide to Embird Studio V6.

In her usual easy to follow style Carolyn takes you step by step through the Embird Studio Trace Tool command. (available in Studio V5 & above) Follow along with her to learn how to create great designs from the included images. This extensive tutorial is 45 pages long.

$27.95 

Fun with Fur Motif Fills

(for Studio V4 & above)
A free tutorial for newsletter subscribers from My Secrets.

This lesson shows you how to use the motif fills in studio to create the best fur affect on an animal.

Carolyn will guide you through the process of making this cute bear. This lesson is aimed at those who already have some knowledge of Studio and its commands and just want to learn the fur affect.

$7.95 

Changing Long Satin Stitch Fills

(for Embird 2004 and above)
A free tutorial for newsletter subscribers from My Secrets.

In this lesson you will learn how to change a fill or fills in Embird. You may have a design that when viewed in the 3D stitch mode in Embird Editor, appears to have gaps in it. This is caused by very long satin stitches, these are hard for your machine to sew out. The best thing to do is change the fill in those affected area.

Carolyn will show you how.

$9.95 

Converting Studio Fill to Sfumato Fill 

(for Studio V4 & above)
A free tutorial for newsletter subscribers from My Secrets.

In this lesson Carolyn will show you how to take an existing eof file – Embird Studio File – and change a part of that file into an interesting fill using a command in Embird Studio.

This is perfect for creating the checkered effect on the bears shirt to look like a knitted top. You will need to have Sfumato registered to use this lesson.

$9.95 

Introduction to Embird Cross Stitch 3

A free tutorial for newsletter subscribers from My Secrets.

Carolyn takes you through a couple of the great features of the Cross Stitch plug-in for Embird.

Learn how to make this yellow flower into a cross stitch fill design with this 14 page tutorial.

$9.95 

Introduction to Sfumato V2

A free tutorial for newsletter subscribers from My Secrets.

In this lesson Carolyn will introduce you to Embird Sfumato Plug-in.

She will show you the basics of how easy it is to take a photo and turn it into an embroidery design.

 $11.95 

Applique Lessons

Creating an Applique Design

(for Studio V3 & above)

This downloadable tutorial ebook shows you how to create an appliqué design in Embird Studio using the Outline Tool and adjusting the Parameters to suit the design.

Carolyn takes you through this lesson step by step, and shows you how to create a very cute applique lion from clipart.

Carolyn also teaches you how to create the fur effect for the lion’s mane and how to add the other body features for the lion. The tutorial also includes photos showing how the design is stitched out on an embroidery machine.

$16.95  

Applique with Fonts

(for Font Engine & Embird 2006 & above)
A free tutorial for newsletter subscribers from My Secrets.

This lesson Carolyn uses Font Engine to create an applique lettering of her grandsons name, for a Santa Sack. She shows you how to edit the letters so that Embird will stitch all the applique in one stitchout, rather then individual letters.

It takes a little work in Embird to do this, but the result is seamless, and stitches as a quick applique on your machine.

$6.95  

Adjusting Applique Satin Stitch

(Embird 2004 & above)
A free tutorial for newsletter subscribers from My Secrets.

In this lesson Carolyn shows you how to adjust the width of applique stitch in Embird Editor without affecting the rest of your design.

You may have a design where the satin stitch width is not enough to cover the edges of the applique fabric you are using. It is very quick and easy to solve this problem. Let Carolyn show you how to do it.

$9.95